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2021 City Of Auckland Cup Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

  • The City Of Auckland Cup will be run on January 1
  • The race is run at Group One level over 2400m
  • Justin Darcy provides his tips for the race
City Of Auckland Cup
Ellerslie hosts the City Of Auckland Cup (Getty)

The Group One City Of Auckland Cup is run over 2400m at Ellerslie racecourse in Auckland on New Year's day.

The race is worth a total of $200,000 and had had some form show up in Australia over the Autumn and Spring Carnivals in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Check out our experts selections for the Group One race.

2021 City Of Auckland Cup Betting Odds

Savy Yong Blonk$3.50
In A Twinkling$5.50
Swords Drawn$11
Platinum Invador$12
Ocean Billy$12
Charles Road$16
Odds are provided by Ladbrokes and are correct on December 30, 2020.

2021 City Of Auckland Cup Tips

City Of Auckland Cup 2021 Best Bet - Savy Yong Blonk (Tipped at $7)

Last year's runner-up looks to be trekking along nicely to be prominent once again in the Auckland Cup.

She was last seen on December 12 when finishing second to Ocean Billy at Cambridge, where she was extremely strong to the line over 2400m.

Although well beaten last year, the winner, Platinum Invador made his way over to Australia and was placed behind Chapada at Group Two level, so she was beaten by a good one.

This looks her race to lose this year, ready to peak over the mile and a half at her third run for the campaign.

City Of Auckland Cup 2021 Next Best Bet - In A Twinkling

Last start he was seen finishing third in the Zabeel Classic at Group One level, which was over a trip of 2000m.

He now makes the step up to the 2400m where he looks well suited on the one week back-up.

Two starts back he won the Counties Cup, defeating our on top selection, so this horse has the right form lines to prove hard to beat once again in this race.

Although not at his best around Ellerslie, he is a strong gelding who looks the logical danger to the favourite.

City Of Auckland Cup 2021 Roughie - Platinum Invador

If he is anywhere near back to his best, he could win this race once again as he did last year.

He was competitve without winning in Victoria, but did dissapoint last start at Manawatu in the Cup, back to New Zealand.

He now gets back to Ellerslie, the scene and race of his last win, so I am expecting him to find some form.

Such a dominant winner last year, it is hard to ignore the double figures on offer.

City Of Auckland Cup FAQs

When is the City Of Auckland Cup?

The City Of Auckland Cup is run on January 1, 2021 at Ellerslie racecourse.

How far is the City Of Auckland Cup?

The Group One City Of Auckland Cup is run over 2400m.

How can I live stream the City Of Auckland Cup?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the City Of Auckland Cup.



We are happy to be in the corner of the favourite Savy Yong Blonk.
Best Bet: Savy Yong Blonk To Win @600.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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